Nellie Longsworth is a pioneer in advocating for historic preservation. She was a founder and served for 22 years as the first President of Preservation Action. She taught in the Master of Historic Preservation graduate program at the University of Pennsylvania along with other schools in the area. As a consultant, she dealt with government affairs and the interaction of public policy and historic preservation. Her papers, which cover the period 1960 to 2012, includes committee files, correspondence, course material, directories, minutes, personal records, plans, reports, studies and working papers from throughout her career.
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Majority of material found within 1990-2010
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